All eight hundred of the little creatures are clambering over each other, crawling up a very tall beer stein. Any gardener knows beer attracts and kills snails. But the sculpture (left) is called “Schwarmerei,” German for “enthusiasm,” the enthusiasm of crowds.
Adrian Glick Kudler, curbed.com
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On this day in music history: July 12, 1979 - WLUP radio DJ’s Steve Dahl and Gerry Meier stage a “Disco Demolition” rally at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The event takes place during a White Sox/Detroit Tigers doubleheader blowing up a bin with thousands of disco records, and it quickly spirals out of control. 50,000 plus fans attend the event which degenerates into a full scale riot, with people storming the field, setting bonfires to the debris littering the field and vandalizing the ball park. Chicago Cubs public announcer Harry Caray will attempt to bring calm to the crowd by singing “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”, but it will not quell the mayhem as the mob goes unabated. Thirty nine people are arrested, and the second ball game will be forfeited. The event will go down in infamy, and will signal beginning of the end of the Disco Era in popular music.
"Charlie is a unique being who plays bass with all his heart. He should be a role model for anyone who’s interested in bass." ~ Keith Jarrett
RIP, Charlie Haden, who passed away this morning.